Demand for water remains high across Kerry

23 July 2021

Crews are working across the county to manage supplies in order to reduce any impact on customers

Irish Water is continuing to see high levels of domestic and commercial demand for treated drinking water in Kerry as temperatures remain high. Irish Water would like to thank the public and ask for their continued support to conserve water in their homes, businesses and on farms. There are lots of tips on water conservation at www.water.ie/conservation.

We have been working closely with Kerry County Council to maximise the amount of treated drinking water available to all customers.

Crews are working across the county to manage supplies in order to reduce any impact on customers. However, in order to manage supplies and ensure there is adequate water during the day, intermittent and night-time restrictions may be necessary in parts of the county over the coming days. Areas affected may include:

  • Central Regional WSS, affecting Gneeveguilla, Spa/Tiernaboul, Barraduff, Shrone & Meentogues
  • Mid Kerry WSS affecting Aghadoe, Callinafercy and areas of Milltown

Further details will be posted on our supply and services section. Customers can also contact Irish Water at 1800 278 278 if they have any specific issues or concerns.

Conserving water is something that we should be doing year round, not just when supplies come under pressure due to drought conditions and seasonal increases in demand. Small changes can have lasting results.

For example:

  • Take a shorter shower and save up to 10 litres of water per minute       
  • Fix dripping taps or leaking toilets in your home
  • When brushing your teeth or shaving, turn off the tap and save up to 6 litres of water per minute
  • Save and reuse water collected from baths, showers, and hand basins in the garden
  • Avoid using paddling pools
  • In the garden use a rose head watering can instead of a hose and aim for the roots
  • If you need to wash your car, use a bucket and sponge instead of a hose
  • Report any leaks to Irish Water at 1800 278 278.

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services. With the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the public are reminded to adhere to public health and HSE advice, and handwashing and hygiene remain critically important. Further water conservation information is available on our Conservation section.